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Region: Flanders
Province: West-Flanders
Language: Dutch

Ypres (“Ieper” in Dutch), is an ancient town in West-Flanders. During the First World War, Ypres was the centre of intense and sustained battles between German and Allied forces. War graves, both of the Allied side and the Central Powers, cover the landscape around Ypres. The largest number of dead are at Langemark German war cemetery and Tyne Cot Commonwealth war cemetery. Nowadays Ypres has the title of “city of peace”.

Ypres Tourist Map

50km to Ostend

70km to Bruges

80km to Ghent